This is class

Trip Start Mar 23, 2007
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Trip End Sep 15, 2008


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Friday, April 4, 2008

After the adventures of Etosha we headed further south. Namibia is an amazing country. It is reminiscent of the southwest U.S. and yet it is its own. It is Africa. The normally dry salt pans of Etosha give way into a sandy landscape. In the middle of all this is Spitzkoppe. A strange and magnificent savannah dominated by large red rocks, that just beckoned to be explored.

We spent the afternoon bouldering our way up the face of one of the rock mountains. The further up we went the more awe-inspiring our surroundings and our view. We could perhaps see 50 km. in all directions. But the greater treasure was what we were in the middle of - a reddish world of boulders the size of volkswagons with strange white trees that seemed to grow roots into the rock itself. If it weren't for the constant view of the savannah, I'd have easily believed we were walking on another planet. The sun started to fall just shy of the top. We all plunked down and sat on the rocks drinking our water in large gulps. I'll quote our Irish friend Steven who broke the silence and said it best, "this is class."
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